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Re: Florence gets painted!

Post  Regsmonster on Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:24 pm

How big a bore does it need to be? I've got some at home............ somewhere.
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Post  SUMB on Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:14 pm

I seem to remember from my Sylva days that Mini Van Tanks are 2" ID flexi pipe.
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:22 pm

Provided the tank's only had air in it for years, you could weld the filler pipe on.  Worked for me.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:24 pm




The rubber tube is 58 mm inside diameter and 75 mm long.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:27 pm

Thought about welding it on Bob but I would not get the tank in without removing the subframe, so will look for a bit of hose.
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:22 am

Excellent point Martin - I did indeed have to drop the subframe (but, fortunately, not remove it entirely) to change the tank.  OTOH if the hose is at all accessible, it rather seems to defeat the object of a locking cap.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:32 am

I wondered about that so looking to box the pipe in so make it flush with the proposed new soft top.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:58 pm



Front floor section riveted in and petrol tank painted and ready to bolt in



Time for new rear brake backplates I think Crying or Very sad
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:58 pm

Thought of lifting the blankets off of Florence hibernating in the garage but ice on the car windscreen this morning means its still too dam cold to work in garage extension with a single skin plastic corrugated roof (might invest in some of that insulated stuff they use on conservatories this year) so no further progress. Was looking at a recon A series engine but a good one is nearly a grand so I'll do up the one we have.
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Post  Steve G on Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:41 pm

Does the engine need much work doing on it ?

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Post  Martin & Nettie on Tue May 05, 2015 11:10 pm

4 1/2 hours in the garage tonight Florence now on her side again (a bit heavier this time) and moved to the back of the garage to make room for a new scamp, Mark Lassiter's heavily modified mk2, Florence will have to wait a bit longer.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Wed May 13, 2015 11:27 pm

Space now ready for "Dougal" (Nettie's idea)


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